New Cochrane review finds that NRT, bupropion and varenicline are effective treatments for smoking cessation

Fist crushing cigarette packet

Smoking is the main preventable cause of premature illness and death worldwide. Approximately 20% of deaths in men and 5% in woman over 30 can be attributed to smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 6 million people die from smoking related disease each year, with tobacco being the number one risk factor for [read the full story…]

New evidence on drugs to help smokers quit


Some readers will be aware that the Mental Elf is no loner.  I have a number of elfin cousins who also run websites that help busy professionals keep up to date with the latest research, policy and guidance in their field. One such site is The Lifestyle Elf, and she has written a blog recently [read the full story…]